Minor in Early Modern Studies - Structures of the Modern Self II EMSP 2002   Structures of the Modern Self II
This course continues exploring the development of the modern self in its European cultural expressions, primarily focusing on philosophical and literary texts from the Enlightenment to early developments in Romanticism. We will grapple with early modern ethical theories and the problem of evil. We will also examine the Romantic reaction to the Enlightenment’s emphasis on reason, and the championing of emotion as a more authentic expression of the self. We will continue to examine the novel as a genre and consider portraiture as an expression of the modern self.
NOTES: EMSP 2001.03 & EMSP 2002.03 must normally be taken in the same academic year to fulfill the requirements of the EMSP Combined Honours degree.
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PREREQUISITES: EMSP 2001.03 or permission of the instructor